Authorities apprehend over 130 due to unpaid child support
From the cost of food to educational expenses and other financial needs, raising a child can be very costly. For some parents who have recently gone through a divorce, child support is crucial and a parent's inability or unwillingness to pay child support can be devastating. At the same time, some parents in Salt Lake City and across Utah simply can't afford to make child support payments. Some of these parents may also face serious consequences, such as arrest, prison time and fines.
Law enforcement officials in New Jersey recently took 133 people into custody over unpaid child support. The arrests were part of a sweep aiming to apprehend parents with unpaid child support which spanned the course of three days. Most of the people who were apprehended had a habit of evading child support, according to authorities.
According to the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, the arrests resulted in the collection of over $40,000 from parents who owed back child support. The sheriff's office also said that those who were apprehended but couldn't pay child support were eligible for release if they set up scheduled payments.
Child support issues can be problematic for custodial parents and non-custodial parents alike. Sometimes, figuring out what to do next can be difficult for parents who are facing financial hardships and unsure of which course of action to take. Some people in this position benefit from discussing their situation with a legal professional who has a considerable amount of experience handling these cases.